Every action comes with a price. Let the flames begin. For the past five months Essallie Hanley has been trying to forget about the frightening murder of her boyfriend. Haunted by vivid nightmares and hallucinations of the event she does anything she can to pretend she's like every other normal girl in High School. Only Essallie is far from normal. Able to conjure blue fire and a shimmering silhouette of wings from her body, she seeks the only known solace left to her name; her first home in Belfast, Maine. But she soon realizes that her return home is only the beginning of a long and twisted road taking her as far from her humanity as possible, with Kayden, the demon originally summoned to slaughter her, leading the way. Unable to touch her but oddly curious, he joins Essallie in her search to find out just what she is. But neither of them were prepared for the secrets they've begun to unravel, secrets that will change Essallie and everyone around her forever.
A new and heartwarming collection of prayers designed for people of all faiths during times of anxiety and chaos in the world. Illumine My World is a collection of prayers and meditative passages from the writings of the Bahai Faith that will help bring comfort and assurance during a time of growing anxiety, chaos, and change in the world today. As financial and religious institutions crumble and fall, as the tide of refugees from countries torn by civil strife continues to grow, as the oppression of women and minorities are brought to light more and more in so many parts of the world, readers can take comfort from these soothing passages. The prayers included specifically ask, among other things, for protection, for unity, and for assistance from God. Individuals from all religions will find strength and assurance in this inspiring collection.
A collection of prayers from the writings of the Bahai Faith's three preeminent figures.
"The wings were mine." Amazon bestselling author Alivia Anders' Illumine Series has captivated the world from page one. Now, readers can experience the first two books complied into one action-packed volume. Illumine When Essallie Hanley is offered up for a demonic sacrifice at the hands of her young-seeking boyfriend, the last thing she expects to happen is for fire to explode off her skin. Suddenly, Essallie's world expands to reveal the hidden fabric of the supernatural, and with Kayden, the demon sent to kill her by her side, they soon learn just how life-changing some secrets can be. Obumbrate Knowing she is destined to die, Essallie seeks comfort and confirmation in her iron-clad future. Until another Nephilim, Ari, steps in and offers her the chance to save herself from the very path she's shooting on to her death. Ethereal- An Illumine Series novella featuring Rinae and Tegen Before Essallie, Ari, and Kayden dove into the gritty backdrop of New York in RIVEN, another half-angel has been fighting the dark in the City that Never Sleeps. Since she was a child, Rinae has been able to wield fire from thin air, leaving unexplained paths of disaster in her rocky past. Circling the drain of the city's underground nightclubs, Rinae does her best to keep to the shadows, until a mysterious boy tells her that her fire is more than it seems, and that he knows just how to help her control it.
Some secrets are dangerous to keep. Some secrets are too dangerous to tell. Essallie Hanley just wishes her life could go back to normal. But what's normal when you carry the burden of knowing you're a half-angel created for war, that the only person who can help you is a demon still waiting to kill you, and that your only chance for salvation rested in a boy who died in front of you? If Essallie had turned her back on everything she'd learned, she could have made the most of her fractured life. That is, until Kayden told her that she's a ticking time-bomb; that at any given moment her blood could betray her, her veins burning her alive from the inside out until nothing but ash remains. Desperate to find answers, and possibly find her only chance for survival, Essallie heads back for New York City, back to the place where it all began. With every answer comes a price, and with every price the risks and rewards become greater. But when Essallie soon finds herself the target of an unknown hunter determined to have her, all appears to be at wits' end. Until Ari, a man claiming to be Nephilim, steps in. Charming, gentle, and boldly brave, he seems to be exactly what Essallie needs. Could Ari be the missing piece of her puzzle, or is he the promise of her demise?